HOT COUGAR ACTION: Reaction To Paul Wulff's Firing

Today's links are littered with reactions to Paul Wulff's firing ranging from players, to columnists even Stanford coach David Shaw weighed in.

AUDIO: Washington State firing of Paul Wulff | Ian Furness - Seattle's live and local sports station
On today's show we played the Bill Moos press conference announcing the firing of Paul Wulff. Before we heard from Wulff, we had a chance to speak with WSU Sr. QB Marshall Lobbestael. Following the Moos press conference, Wulff had his say with the media. In order of podcasts: 1)Lobbestael 2) Moos 3) Wulff

Bud Withers | In the end, maybe Paul Wulff just wasn't "presidential" | Seattle Times Newspaper
This, as they say, is where the rubber meets the road. In the cruel arena of assessing coaches, there's no time for sentiment, only for cash flow.

‘Big dogs’ may not bite when Cougars call - Spokesman.com - Nov. 30, 2011
PULLMAN – So if Mike Leach isn’t the next football coach at Washington State, where will the collective emotional crash fall on the Jeff-Tuel’s-shoulder/Connor- Halliday’s-liver scale?

Wulff: 'Innocence of Wazzu has been lost today' - Spokesman.com - Nov. 29, 2011
PULLMAN – Paul Wulff, carrying the mantle as the former Washington State football coach, stepped into the hall and hugged his defensive coordinator, Chris Ball.

The last word tonight from WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Nov. 29, 2011
It has been a long day for a lot of people, one that started early this morning, and including what for Bill Moos was quite possibly the toughest meeting he's ever held as an athletic director, when he had to tell Paul Wulff he was no longer Washington State's football coach. We've finally put together are report for tomorrow's S-R. Read on.

Steve Kelley | All Washington State needs to win again is the right coach | Seattle Times Newspaper
Bill Moos did what he had to do. Did, in fact, what he was hired to do. He took the next step in rebuilding Washington State football Tuesday by firing coach Paul Wulff.

Probable candidates to be the new WSU football coach - Spokesman.com - Nov. 29, 2011
PULLMAN – So who is on Bill Moos’ list? Washington State’s athletic director said Tuesday that, like most everyone in his position, he had a list of possible candidates available if he had to make a change.

Wulff out as Cougars coach | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
PULLMAN – Paul Wulff bid an emotional farewell to Washington State on Tuesday, and former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach may be No. 1 on Bill Moos’ list of potential replacements.

Pac-12 coach firings don't surprise Stanford's Shaw
The only one Shaw would discuss was Wulff, who lost promising quarterback Jeff Tuel in the opener with a broken collarbone that sidelined him most of the season. "Those kids played really hard" for Wulff, Shaw said. "I wish him the best."

Moos provides straight talk about Cougars - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
For Washington State athletic director Bill Moos, firing Paul Wulff was necessary because he didn't see "butts in the seats" at Martin Stadium.

Moos fires Wulff, cites fan apathy - Spokesman.com - Nov. 29, 2011

PULLMAN – Saying he perceives an apathy in Washington State University’s football fan base, athletic director Bill Moos fired Paul Wulff as the Cougars’ coach Tuesday with a year remaining on Wulff’s five-year contract.

After firing Paul Wulff, what's Bill Moos' next move? - WSU Blog articles - MyNorthwest.com

After announcing the firing of coach Paul Wulff on Tuesday, another tough decision looms for Bill Moos. In Tuesday's Warm Up, Kevin and Jim discuss the next move for Washington State's athletic director.

The Case For Mike Leach - WSU Blog articles - MyNorthwest.com

Now that the Paul Wulff era is officially behind us, we can move on and start thinking about the next coach. Bill Moos says he has a short list of candidates, including (but not limited to) former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, Houston coach Kevin Sumlin, and former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti.

Tarnowski in new role with WSU - Spokesman.com - Nov. 29, 2011

Rosie Tarnowski cried when she had to visit Pullman the first time. It’s safe to say Pullman will probably make her cry again. "I honestly didn’t even want to come on a visit," Washington State’s 6-foot-1 senior forward from Philadelphia said. "I liked the coaches but didn’t want to go so far away. My parents said I had to at least check it out. I was in tears before I was leaving.

Winless Grambling State next for Cougars - Spokesman.com - Nov. 30, 2011

PULLMAN – The Washington State men’s basketball team will try to get back on the winning track when it takes on Grambling State tonight at Friel Court.

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